Director: Mridu Chandra
Cinematographer: Eliana Alvarez Martinez
“Indian Summer” follows kids at the Hindu Heritage Summer Camp in Rochester, NY as they learn meditation, yoga, and how to practice Hinduism in a largely Christian country. This short documentary brings together first generation Indian American youth with similar feelings of alienation to document their religious and cultural point of view. They demystify the basic tenets of Hinduism for themselves and for us, they express a deep need for community, and they show us what it takes to be a Hindu in America.